#1: Help with daughter's hair. 4a/3c?
Hi everyone. I've just joined after finding the site trying to find help with my daughter's hair. I think from looking on here she would be described as either 3c or 4a? She has never had it cut really (though last weekend I did a bit of snipping here and there). She swims a lot which doesn't really do her hair any favours but we generally use protective styles (2 strand twists). She has a pretty consistent curl pattern everywhere EXCEPT the front part of her head near the forehead (the attached photo is not great but kind of shows this). I don't know if I am doing anything 'wrong' but it just seems really different there (like more fuzzy and not wanting to clump together with the other strands. Lots of curls still but not sticking together with the other strands beside it). Everywhere else on her head the curls do clump. We have been using hair ties before the 2-strand twists and I have been wanting to move away from that generally (as I think it was putting strain at the roots. Her hair is pretty long (goes down to her waist at the longest part at the back when pulled) but the ends are quite dry (we live in Africa so the sun has probably damaged too). Anyway - I just wanted to know if there was anything I was doing wrong at the front or if it is just like that. When she was very young I don't recall that the curl was different at the front but it has been like this for a few years now. Maybe the strain from the hair ties? (and she does have a tendancy to tug and play with the front hair more than the back). Any help you can offer would be so much appreciated! (I really struggled in the beginning to find good resources on natural hair that I could refer to and am so pleased that there is more info out there now). Many thanks!